Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Obama is Yoga, Let's Go

Did you all watch Obama's State of the Union last week?  It was over an hour of him addressing and encouraging us about the state of our nation and his first year in term.  I don't consider myself much of Democrat or Republican.  I am more aware of political matters and try to read the papers much more than I ever have been before.  As a yogini...I am pretty neutral and try to focus on the issues, causes, and politicians that stand for peace and positivity and the best interest of everyone...big and small.  I've never been keen on politicians, or presidents for that matter.  I have been for Obama all along and am not afraid to say it, but after his speech last Wednesday, I back him even more.  
Everyone gives him flack after this first year.  And we all know (or should know) that the media is crap, both sides.  Obama addressed all of this.  He's real, he's honest, and he's a strong leader.  But even more than anything else, I can see that Obama is a yogi.  He called out for both parties to stand together on issues.  To help each other understand and not just stick to the age-old banter and clash that leads to no change at all.  I believe he's much wiser than most think and that if we just back him, instead of continue bashing him as the media continued to do after the speech, then change will happen.  My yogini friend, Karma, says "Wouldn't it be nice if we backed Obama up?  We said we wanted change, but we have to remember that 'we have to be the change' we wish to see in the world.' "  
This seems to be what everyone in this country is missing.  In all areas!  Money, relationships, material things, and most of all FOOD.  We've blown up in all areas and forgotten how to be healthy and true to ourselves.  So, let's go with our mats and our hearts and be that change.  Put whole foods in your body and support local food and farms.  We all need to be more aware of where our food is coming from and how it works to make us strong and healthy.  We should be more aware of and support (or even work for!) the local businesses instead of busting our spirit to the ground for the big guns.  We should be content with things we have, especially the family and friends in our life that nourish us.  Stay true to them and support each other.  Walk through life a little slower.  This doesn't mean stop having fun...but it's our duty now to bring more mindfulness to our world.  
So, Go Obama and your Yoga Spirit!  Let's all get on board!

1 comment:

Jenny said...

well spoken, dear jenn :) check out eve enslers new book. i only heard an excerpt on on point radio this morning, but it was very powerful. you can read it on the npr/on point website i believe. big hugs. jenny